Yau Tsim Mong District


Airport train must stop in typhoon 10

I would like to thank Francis Tjia for his letter asking why Airport Express services were not extended during Severe Typhoon Vicente ('Why close Airport Express?' July 28).

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

You must be choking!

The highest recorded API readings


Central, yesterday


Central, May 29, 2011


Causeway Bay, February 5, 2011


Causeway Bay, February 2, 2011


Mong Kok, April 22, 2012


Mong Kok, November 3, 2003

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Mong Kok Bird Garden reopens

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Neighbourhoods have a story to tell

Whoever thinks Hong Kong is not an interesting place to visit or live in should think again. We are aptly seen as a wonder of the modern world, rising within a century from a tranquil fishing village on China's southern shores to a gateway to Asia.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Rose-tinted national education

Many students and parents have criticised the plan to introduce national education in schools.

They see it as an attempt to brainwash pupils and present a rose-tinted view of China, even though we all know that mistakes have been made in the recent past.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A place less bustling to do some busking

It was about 8pm on a recent balmy evening and lone guitarist Tomii Chan Wai-yan was plucking his strings for the few passers-by who paused on their nightly stroll to listen to his performance. But most threw him no more than a glance or two before moving on.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chocoolate preferred to milk tea as landlord raises rent

Lan Fong Cafe, a typical cha chaan teng serving milk tea and Swiss sauce chicken wings near Times Square, closed its doors at the weekend after serving the neighbourhood for more than two decades.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

District council is urged to use more English

Councillors in one of the city's most ethnically diverse districts have been accused of short-changing many of their constituents by refusing to offer information in English or use the language in meetings.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

MODERN lifestyle

Hong Kong is a highly sought-after destination for visitors. Whether they are businessmen coming here to secure deals, or families taking in the sights and cuisines, Hong Kong has something for everyone.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Maxime Bazart of the organic Spanish winery, Pares Balta, will host the Cottage Vineyards dinner on Tuesday at the Kee Club in Central. The four-course dinner includes a main course of pan-fried sea bass with paella rice and crunchy zucchini flower, paired with the Pares Balta Hisenda Miret 2007, Pares Balta Electio 2006, Dominio Romano Ribera del Duero 2007, and Vinyes Domenech Furvus 2008.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A cleaner, greener service at Langham Place

Fancy banquets, picking up guests in limousines - hotels certainly produce much waste and emit large amounts of carbon daily. To conserve and recycle, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong turns to environmental management system manager Jessica Yau (right) for green solutions.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We will continue to follow the concept that regional affairs should be managed by countries in the region

President Hu Jintao, ahead of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation summit

We are not going to win every game we play

Hong Kong football coach Ernie Merrick confronts expectations ahead of tonight's game against Vietnam in Mong Kok

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drivers switch off - when the inspectors are around

Inspectors targeting drivers idling their vehicle engines have not ticketed any offenders yet, but their presence on the streets has forced many motorists to turn off engines, the Environmental Protection Department said yesterday.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Low-key start pays dividend

Working in a start-up company after graduation made a lasting impression on Chapman Leung, managing director of Jumpstart Business Centre.

'I experienced the necessary mindset and other requirements for starting up a company. That's probably where I acquired my desire and ability to found Jumpstart,' he says.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cherie Chung exposes her luxury life to fans as she ventures into the wonderful world of weibo

Retired actress Cherie Chung Chor-hung is not totally out of the spotlight. The beauty has been an ambassador for several luxury brands lately.

Last Wednesday, she lent her charms to Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer for the launch of its Link Lady collection, which is available exclusively in Hong Kong.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am